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THE CROSSING 

Roxbury Community College 

Monthly Bulletin 



Volume 2 Issue 3 



September, 2012 



♦ Dr. Charles Desmond's Remarks Inspire Audience at All-College Meeting 

Speaking at RCC's All-College Meeting held earlier this month, Dr. Charles Desmond, Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of 
Higher Education, declared that Roxbury Community College is vital to the Commonwealth's community college system and to 
the Roxbury community as a whole. Dr. Desmond praised the outstanding leadership of Interim President, Dr. Linda Edmonds 
Turner, and said that the College has the solid support of the Board of Higher Education. Those attending the meeting gave 
a round of applause when Dr. Desmond said that there are no plans to merge Roxbury Community College with any other 
community college. 






♦ Governor Appoints Six New RCC Board of Trustee Members 

Governor Deval Patrick appointed six new members to the Roxbury Community College Board of Trustees on September 
6th and reappointed one other member whose term had ended. The new members are Kathy Taylor, Executive Director 
of The Black Philanthropy Fund, who will also be the new Chair of the RCC Board. Other Board members include Beth 
Williams, CEO of Roxbury Technology Corporation (RTC); Michael A. Curry, Legislative Affairs Director and Senior Counsel 
for the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers; Mark Culliton, CEO of College Bound Dorchester; Glynn Lloyd, 
Founder and CEO of City Fresh Foods, Inc. in Dorchester; Jeffery O. Greenberg, Associate Medical Director for the Brigham 
and Women's Physician Organization; and Steven Tompkins, Chief of External Affairs for the Suffolk County Sherriff 's 
Department. Mr. Tompkins was reappointed to the Board. 

♦ It's Not Too Late to Register for Autumn Access Classes 

On October 1st Autumn Access classes begin at RCC. Individuals interested in enrolling in Autumn Access classes are encouraged 
to visit the Enrollment Center in the Administration Building (Building 2, Room 102). 

♦ Fall Career Fair 

Roxbury Community College and JobNet will co-sponsor a Fall 2012 Community Career Fair on October 23rd from 11:00 
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Fair will take place in Building 4, Room 200 at RCC. For more information, contact Irina Galatskaya at 
617.933.7455 or e-mail her at igalatskaya@rcc.mass.edu. 

♦♦♦ Elizabeth Warren to Hold Community Forum at RCC 

Elizabeth Warren, Democrat for United States Senate, will hold a Community Forum at Roxbury Community College on 
Wednesday, September 26th at 7:00 p.m. The Forum will be held at the Media Arts Center. The Forum is hosted by, among 
others, the NAACP — New England Area Conference, the Black Ministerial Alliance, and the Massachusetts Association of 
Minority Law Enforcement Officers. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 



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RCC Students Help Track Roxbury History 

Roxbury Community College students participating in last summer's Upward Bound Program worked along with art teacher, 
Neil Horsky, to develop volume 1 of "The Zine: Continuing the Millennium Trail." The original Millennium Trail was a federal 
program that created a network of trails to connect people to their history. The Zine takes readers on a new tour of Roxbury 
starting at the Southwest Corridor and finishing at the Malcolm X House on Dale Street. There are a total of four stops with a 
page in The Zine dedicated to each stop, with more stops planned for future volumes. You can find copies of The Zine at Haley 
House, City Feed, Roxbury Center for the Arts, Discover Roxbury, and the Papercut Zine Library. 

♦ Sports 

The Roxbury Community College Women's Basketball Team became the first recipient of the Lisa K. Bodine Sports Foundation 
Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Institutional Excellence Award given to a sports program that promotes excellence in its student- 
athletics. Roscoe C. Brown is the former commander of the celebrated Tuskegee Airmen 332nd fighter group. Ms. Bodine, 
Executive Director, and granddaughter of Mr. Brown, said in choosing the Lady Tigers program, that "Under the leadership of 
Head Coach Mark Leszczyk, the RCC program has been competitive nationally and the program consistendy sends players on 
to four-year colleges." 

♦ Professor Susan Kalt Reports on Her Andes Research 

Professor Susan Kalt recently presented a lecture/slideshow on the topic, "Endangered Languages and Us," to a captivated 
audience made up of RCC faculty and staff. Professor Kalt returned to RCC from a leave as a National Endowment for the 
Humanities Documenting Endangered Language Fellow in the Andes. Professor Kalt explored the question of how to preserve 
and promote language diversity. 




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